October 10, 2011

Circulation slip, with dates from the early twentieth century.

From the back matter of The Telephone: Outlines of the Development of Transmitters and Receivers, by William John Hopkins (1898). [Here]

October 9, 2011

Printed plate photographed through protective tissue with ghostly effect; content includes two people reading and a weeping ghost.

Frontispiece to The Ghost, by William Douglas O’Connor (1867). [Here]

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October 9, 2011
Folded binding slip included in front endpapers.
From the front matter of The Night Side of Nature, or, Ghosts and Ghost Seers, v. 2, by Catherine Crowe (1848). [Here]
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Folded binding slip included in front endpapers.

From the front matter of The Night Side of Nature, or, Ghosts and Ghost Seers, v. 2, by Catherine Crowe (1848). [Here]

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October 8, 2011
Marginalia, washed out by filter. Parts I can glean: “Hate is Sorrow,” “meaning of Hate is Anger,” “Anger is Prison,” “bounded by the soul,” “by pain,” and “sorrow waits.”
From p. 2 of The Sorry Tale: A Story of the Time of Christ, as told by the spirit of Patience Worth** to Mrs. John H. Curran, edited by Casper S. Yoth (1917). [Here]
**A ghost called “the invisible author,” which communicated “hundreds of poems, numerous parables and allegories, several short stories, a drama, and two novels,” through a Ouija board. More on Patience Worth and Pearl Lenore Curran here.
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Marginalia, washed out by filter. Parts I can glean: “Hate is Sorrow,” “meaning of Hate is Anger,” “Anger is Prison,” “bounded by the soul,” “by pain,” and “sorrow waits.”

From p. 2 of The Sorry Tale: A Story of the Time of Christ, as told by the spirit of Patience Worth** to Mrs. John H. Curran, edited by Casper S. Yoth (1917). [Here]

**A ghost called “the invisible author,” which communicated “hundreds of poems, numerous parables and allegories, several short stories, a drama, and two novels,” through a Ouija board. More on Patience Worth and Pearl Lenore Curran here.

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October 8, 2011
Paper (likely a bookplate) pasted to inside of front cover was ripped off.
From the front matter of The Power of Religion on the Mind, by Lindley Murray (1801). [Here]
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Paper (likely a bookplate) pasted to inside of front cover was ripped off.

From the front matter of The Power of Religion on the Mind, by Lindley Murray (1801). [Here]

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October 8, 2011
Printed plate photographed through protective tissue.
Frontispiece to Little Men, by Louisa May Alcott (1871). [Here]

Printed plate photographed through protective tissue.

Frontispiece to Little Men, by Louisa May Alcott (1871). [Here]

October 7, 2011
Reader’s ranking guide of stories included in the book; some symbols formatted as auto-links.
From the table of contents of Ghost-stories of an Antiquary, by Montague Rhodes James (1905). [Here]

Reader’s ranking guide of stories included in the book; some symbols formatted as auto-links.

From the table of contents of Ghost-stories of an Antiquary, by Montague Rhodes James (1905). [Here]

October 7, 2011
Violent (?) page-turning. 
From p. 1 of Borgia: A Tragedy, by Henry T. Worley (1843). [Here]

Violent (?) page-turning. 

From p. 1 of Borgia: A Tragedy, by Henry T. Worley (1843). [Here]

October 7, 2011
Spilled ink. 
From p. 170-171 of The Power of Religion on the Mind, by Lindley Murray (1801). [Here]

Spilled ink. 

From p. 170-171 of The Power of Religion on the Mind, by Lindley Murray (1801). [Here]

October 6, 2011
Writing on illustrated rear cover - “Mr. Man”.
From the rear cover of Three Little Women’s Success: A Story for Girls, by Gabrielle Emilie Snow Jackson (1913). [Here]

Writing on illustrated rear cover - “Mr. Man”.

From the rear cover of Three Little Women’s Success: A Story for Girls, by Gabrielle Emilie Snow Jackson (1913). [Here]

October 6, 2011

Circular scribbles in pencil.

From back matter of Ghost-stories of an Antiquary, by Montague Rhodes James (1905). [Here]

October 6, 2011
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October 6, 2011
Spooky, drippy-looking scan lines.
From the back matter of Lucretia Borgia by Victor Hugo and  Adelaide Ristori (1875). [Here]

Spooky, drippy-looking scan lines.

From the back matter of Lucretia Borgia by Victor Hugo and Adelaide Ristori (1875). [Here]

October 5, 2011

Black and white printed plates digitized in color; neon orange and blue effect.

From various pages of Nasby in Exile, by David Ross Locke (1882). [Here]

October 5, 2011

Scrap of paper left in rear endpapers includes name of patron, book checked out, and the due date. Book digitized from the collection of Indiana University. Likely describes Indiana State University professor of political science Dr. Gaston Fernandez's interaction with The Scarlet Professorby Barry Worth (2002) in 2003.

From the back matter of Martial and the Moderns, by Andrew Amos (1858). [Here]